M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management


Through the generous support of many industry and community organizations, the Rinker School awards close to $50,000 in scholarships each academic year. The School has approximately 30-40 scholarship awards available, typically $1,000 – $2,000 each in value.

The CM Scholarship application process starts at the beginning of each fall term. All scholarship information, criteria, and deadlines are posted on the first floor of Rinker Hall. Applications are available the first day of classes in the fall terms with the deadline for submission typically falling at the end of October. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Also, those students graduating in the fall term in which the scholarship application is due are not eligible to apply. The CM Scholarship committee usually meets at least two times between the beginning of November and December to determine the awardees. Student notifications are typically made between mid-December and mid-January. Disbursement of scholarship funds are generally made by the end of March, however non-resident alien payments could take longer.

Please note that all students are strongly encouraged to meet with a UF Financial Aid advisor in Criser Hall if they have any type of financial aid or loans to determine if receiving a CM Scholarship will affect their aid status or eligibility PRIOR to applying for the CM scholarships. This is important, as some students have been placed in “pay back status” after receiving a CM Scholarship. Please note that there is nothing the School can do to alleviate this if it happens, that is why it is very important for you to know what your eligibility and status are prior to applying for any additional aid.

Aside from the scholarships that CM administers, CM periodically receives scholarship information and/or applications from various outside organizations such as: The National Housing Endowment, Centex Homes, Construction Association of South Florida, and NAWIC, to name a few.

The following scholarship links may also be of assistance:

COAA Albert E. Phillips Scholarship https://www.coaa.org/About-COAA/Albert-E-Phillips-Scholarship
Federal Financial Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov
UF Student Financial Affairs www.sfa.ufl.edu
UF Dean of Students office www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships
Free scholarship database searches www.fastweb.com